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Alex Walker posted on August 19, 2015 09:21

The Journal of Global Security Studies (JoGGS) invites proposals for a forum on the topic ‘Censorship in Security Studies.’ The issue of censorship – broadly defined as the control of the information and ideas circulated within a society through the suppression of words and images – touches on profound questions regarding the relationship between academia and politics, the scope of academic freedom and the nature of ‘responsible scholarship,’ and to what extent scholarship can and should be disciplined by ‘national security’ discourses and policies. To stimulate a discussion on these issues, the JoGSS editors are looking for papers systematically exploring (the politics of) censorship from a variety of angles, such as:  

  • The nature of censorship in different societies at different times (war and peace, for instance), and factors that influence changes over time
  • The reasons for and debates surrounding censorship in the political arena and in the academic field of security studies
  • How censorship is legitimized and practiced; the location, spaces, techniques, actors and structures involved
  • How censorship affects the study of security politics and its consequences for the academic field as well as wider society
  • How censorship can be recognized and studied; how the meaning of censorship has changed over time
  • Why and how censorship is circumvented and resisted in security studies
  • The possibilities and limits of censorship in a globalized world

Proposals for individual or multiple papers (no more than 500 words) should be sent to Sie.Center@du.edu by October 31, 2015. For more about JoGSS and the submissions process for manuscripts more generally please visit jogss.oxfordjournals.org.

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